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Brian Moat
Brian Moat
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Meet Captain Brian Moat, a true angling aficionado hailing from Muskegon, MI, whose love for fishing has been a lifelong passion. His journey into the world of fishing began at a tender age when a neighbor introduced him to a bluegill tournament, sparking a fervor for various fishing styles. At the age of 10, Brian embarked on his pursuit of salmon, convincing his mother to rent a rowboat for him on the Muskegon River. Casting spoons with determination, he experienced both the heartbreak of losing a big King without a net and the solace of an ice cream sundae.
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Years and numerous fish later, Brian had the privilege of fishing with his best friend, the late Captain Dana Bonney, in recreational outings and tournaments. Eventually, he acquired a Wellcraft Coastal 3300 and became the second boat and captain for Danel Sportfishing. Over the past decade, Brian honed his skills under Captain Dana's mentorship, contributing his knowledge and passion to the thriving charter business. Alongside owning one of the nation's largest automotive restoration and customizing businesses, Brian also dedicates his time to coaching youth and high school sports.
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With a keen understanding that success in a charter business is about the entire experience, not just the catch, Brian fosters an environment of storytelling and shared knowledge. His commitment to creating memorable experiences extends to sharing his expertise with children, novice fishermen, and women alike. Looking ahead, Brian is grateful that his son, Captain Brenden Moat, has been an integral part of Danel Sportfishing for the last three years, working as a mate and captain. Together with the Bonney family and their exceptional staff, the Moats are poised to continue growing Danel Sportfishing, providing smiles and lasting memories for years to come.
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Brian's go-to Gibbs Fishing baits for optimal success include the Stinger Blu Veggies UV Spoons, Stinger Chrome Yellow Jeans, and Chrome Green Jeans 8” rotators. For an unforgettable fishing experience, explore the services offered by Danel Sportfishing at fishgh.com and don't forget to connect on Instagram and Facebook!